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Fighting Breaks Out Between Hamas And Fatah

From those yearning to submit at the DNC's Associated Press:

Gun battles erupt between Hamas, Fatah

Oct. 1, 2006

Two people were killed, including a 15-year-old boy, and at least 32 were wounded when militiamen from the ruling Hamas party used guns and clubs to break up protests over unpaid government salaries near the parliament building in Gaza City and elsewhere in the Gaza Strip.

The wounded included three schoolchildren and a TV cameraman…

Militiamen and police, including members of Abbas' elite bodyguard unit, exchanged fire on two of the main streets of Gaza City near the parliament building. Gunmen from both sides took positions on rooftops near the legislature as people ran to take cover. Schoolchildren, some of them screaming, sought protection by covering their heads with their schoolbags.

Merchants closed shops, and downtown Gaza City was snarled in a traffic jam because of the gun battles. Plumes of acrid black smoke billowed up from cars that had been set on fire…

Clashes between militiamen and police began on Sunday in the southern city of Khan Younis, where dozens of police had gathered peacefully outside the Bank of Palestine to demand back wages, one of the protesters said. Hamas militiamen ordered the crowd to disperse, then opened fire at the protesters, who responded by shooting in the air, he said. Two civilian passersby were moderately wounded.

A gun battle later erupted in Gaza City after militiamen tried to prevent security personnel and civilian protesters from blocking a street where two bank branches are located. No one was wounded, but both sides remained in a tense face-off on either side of the street.

Elsewhere in the city, militiamen arrested five security personnel near the house of a senior security official, provoking a 15-minute gunfight with the official's bodyguards, Hamas officials said. Each side accused the other of starting the fray; no one was hurt…

Islam is not healthy for children and other living things.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, October 1st, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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